Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced the global availability of enhancements to its ArrowSphere aggregation platform that supports solution providers selling cloud services.

ArrowSphere is a single automated platform to optimize and quote solutions, and order, provision and accurately bill cloud services. By simplifying services transactions and operations throughout the solution provider's organization, ArrowSphere enables them to significantly increase their focus on revenue growth while expanding the capacity to deliver cloud services.

The ArrowSphere enhancements help accelerate sales activities, simplify order administration and billing, and manage the profitability of cloud transactions. The platform includes an extensive SaaS and IaaS catalog with new find-and-compare features and toolsets. This helps to rapidly generate customer quotes, orders and invoices, as well as create controls to administer supplier programs, manage customer accounts, monitor transactions and govern access.

With a catalog of over 90 global and regional suppliers, users can quickly find an optimal solution - and convert it to a quote, order and invoice, all with a mouse click.

"The ArrowSphere platform is increasingly the preferred choice for the channel to build or resell cloud services," said Sean Kerins, president of Arrow's global enterprise computing solutions business. "With this release, ArrowSphere advances the support for cloud solution providers with features designed to increase the productivity of their sales and operations resources, improve and optimize solution designs for their clients, and accelerate their growth."

Arrow offers a comprehensive set of cloud service and infrastructure offerings in a single marketplace. The ArrowSphere aggregation and administration platform delivers a unique customer experience, and creates efficiencies throughout the customer engagement process. Arrow channel enablement guides solution providers through business transformation to the cloud, and enhance the skills of their sales and technical teams.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics ( is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

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